EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, New Line prevailed to win the rights to the Super High pitch, which includes Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson and Common.
Party Over Here, 3 Arts and Narrative will produce alongside Samberg, Robinson and Common. According to sources, the film is a superhero comedy in which smoking special weed confers superpowers.
Adam Mansbach will write the script based on a story by Mansbach and Shamier Anderson. Anderson will also be producing. Richard Brener and Dave Neustadter will be responsible for New Line.
Mansbach is an award-winning New York Times bestselling writer and humorist whose debut screenplay Barry was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a NAACP Image Award. His Go the F * ck to Sleep is a # 1 bestseller in the New York Times, has been translated into 40 languages and in 2011 was named Time Magazine’s “Thing of the Year”. The two sequels You Have to F * cking Eat and F * ck, Now There Are Two of You are also bestsellers. The audio books are memorably narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston and Larry David. He is again supervised by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Eric Suddleson.
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Robinson’s most recent credits include Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and Dolemite is my name. He can be seen next in the STX image Songbird. He is being looked after again by UTA, 3 Arts and Julian Zajfen in Ziffren Brittenham.
Samberg was last seen in the Sundance hit Palm Springs, which premiered on Hulu in July. He can still be seen on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is being looked after again by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro in Ziffren Brittenham.
Common was most recently starred in the thriller Ava alongside Jessica Chastain, and his other recent credits include The Informer and The Kitchen. He will again be mentored by UTA, Grandview and Attorney David Fox.
Anderson is CAA, Mosaic and Jeff Bernstein at Jackoway Austen. The deal was packaged by UTA.